Scientific Program

 

Tuesday, 5 June

 

9.00
Opening

Session Chair: Lara K. Mahal

9.20
Information / Matter Interplay Conceals Life's Universal Laws
Antoine Danchin, Institute of Cardiometabolism and Nutrition, Paris, France

10.00
Macromolecular Crowding is an Important Organizing Principle for Chemical Catalysis Inside Biomolecular Condensates
Santiago Schnell, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, USA

10.40
Oral Poster Session #1

11.00
Coffee Break

11.20
Exploring Transitions in Chemical Complexity
Lee Cronin, University of Glasgow, UK

12.00
Copying vs Self-assembly: What's the Fundamental Difference?

Thomas Ouldridge, Imperial College London, UK

12.40
Lunch

Session Chair: Kepa Ruiz-Mirazo

13.50
Fundamental Limits on the Thermodynamic Costs of Circuits
David Wolpert, Santa Fe Institute, USA

14.30
Semantic Closure Demonstrated by the Evolution of an Universal Constructor Architecture in an Artificial Chemistry
Susan Stepney, University of York, UK

15.10
Oral Poster Session #2

15.30
Tea Break

15.50
Exploring the Diversity and Complexity of Glycans in Nature: Not for the Faint-Hearted
Ajit Varki ,University of California, San Diego, USA

16.30
How do proteins encode their folded structures?  And, how might the folding code have begun?
Ken A. Dill, Stony Brook University, New York, USA

17.10
Break

17.20
Poster Session

19.30
Dinner

 

 

Wednesday, 6 June

 

Session Chair: Susan Stepney

9.00
Fitness Landscapes of an RNA World

Irene Chen, University of California, Santa Barbara, USA

9.40
Synthetic Genetics: beyond DNA and RNA
Philipp Holliger,MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology, Cambridge, UK

10.20
A miRNA-based Approach towards Cracking the Glycocode

Lara K. Mahal, New York University, USA

11.00
Coffee Break

11.20
In Through the Out Door – Creating Responsive, Dynamic Networks Using Synthetic Replicators

Doug Philp, University of St. Andrews, UK

12.00
Natural Heterotic Computing: ROS-driven Evolution of Environmental Bacteria
Victor de Lorenzo, Centro Nacional de Biotecnologia, Madrid, Spain

12.40
Lunch

14.00
Excursion

19.30
Dinner

 

Thursday, 7 June

 

Session Chair: Wilhelm Boland

9.00
Origin and Effects of ‘White Noise’ in Cellular Networks

Stefan T. Arold, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, Saudi Arabia

9.40
G-Protein Coupled Receptors Signaling: Noisy Biological Channels?
Tim Clark, Friedrich Alexander University Erlangen-Nürnberg, Germany

10.20
Coffee Break

10.40
Determinism and Contingency Shape Metabolic Innovation During Symbiogenesis

Juli Peretó, Universitat de Valencia, Paterna, Spain

11.20
Systems Biology of Eukaryotic Superorganisms: a Pan-holistic Perspective

Ulrich Kutschera, University of Kassel, Germany

12.00
Lunch

13.30
Creating Evolutionary Feedback Loops

Andrew Ellington, The University of Texas at Austin, USA

14.10
Morphisms of Reaction Networks

Luca Cardelli, Microsoft Research, Cambridge, UK

14.50
Tea Break

15.10
Noise-induced Effects in the Dynamics of Gene Regulatory Networks in Single Cells and Tissues

Ramon Grima, University of Edinburgh, UK

15.50
'Information' as a Principle of Organization for Biology: Reinterpreting the Concept to Understand the Complexity of Living Organisms and their Evolutionary Potential.

Kepa Ruiz-Mirazo, University of the Basque Country, San Sebastian, Spain

16.30
Closing remarks

19.30
Dinner



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